Cthulu is rising

Wired News: Freak Waves Are No Tall Tale:

“In 2001, two cruise ships in the South Atlantic — the Bremen and the Caledonian Star — reported that their bridge windows were smashed by 100-foot rogue waves.

Researchers suspect that rogue waves also played a role in the sinking of some of the 200 large supertankers and container ships that have gone down in bad weather over the past two decades.

Unfortunately for those in harm’s way, there is still much more research to be done before a solution can be proposed. For instance, no one yet seems to know how the waves are formed in the first place.

‘We don’t know what’s going on out there,’ said Paul Liu, an oceanographer and rogue-wave researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

Lovecraft was right! In the depths the mighty one awakes from his eternity of sleep.

Wired News: Los Alamos Lab Halts Operations

Wired News: Los Alamos Lab Halts Operations: “Los Alamos National Laboratory director Pete Nanos shut down the country’s leading nuclear weapons lab on Friday, after a set of classified computer disks disappeared and a student was hit in the eye with a powerful laser beam — all in the space of a week. ”

A second strike this week! Those security-conscious Americans are really really getting this whole thing right…

Salon.com News | On the phone with Ralph Nader

This is pretty funny. Nader can’t even grasp the simple questions.

Salon.com News | On the phone with Ralph Nader: “July 14, 2004 | Last Friday, Ralph Nader’s campaign spokesman Kevin Zeese e-mailed Salon, saying that Nader wanted to speak with Salon editor David Talbot ‘about recent articles that have appeared in Salon concerning him and his candidacy.’ The following is a transcript of the ensuing three-way phone conversation among Nader, Zeese and Talbot. It ranged over Rupert Murdoch (whose company published Nader’s new book), Democratic ‘dirty tricks’ against the independent candidate’s presidential bid, and Nader’s acceptance of conservative money and support. “